Minnesota General Information


GENERAL

Minnesota (abbreviation: MN or Minn.) Is the 32nd state of the USA and is located in the north of the country on the border with Canada. The name comes from the Dakota Sioux language and translates as “water colored with sky”.

Nickname

North Star State

Capital

Saint Paul

Biggest town

Minneapolis

Area

Rank (within the US): 12th out of 50 states

Total: 225,365 km²

Land: 206,375 km²

Water (%): 18,990 km² (8.4%)

Residents

Rank (within the US): 21st out of 50 states

Total (2000): 4,919,479

Density: 22 / km²

State membership

Place: 32nd

Since: May 11, 1858

GEOGRAPHY

Time zone: Central: UTC –6 / –5

Latitude: 43 ° 34’N to 49 ° 23’N

Longitude 89 ° 34’W to 97 ° 12’W

Width: 400 km

Length: 645 km

Highest position: 701 m

Average location: 365 m

Lowest position: 183 m

The state borders the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north, Wisconsin and Lake Superior to the east, Iowa to the south, and North and South Dakota to the west. With an area of 225,365 km² it occupies about 2.25% of the area of the USA. Almost 5 million people live in this predominantly rural state. There should be almost 15,000 lakes (more or less depending on the source). Some nature parks are home to sources of rivers, in the most famous, the “Itasca State Park”, the source of the Mississippi is.

POPULATION

According to Allcitypopulation, there are 4,919,479 residents in Minnesota.

HISTORY

On the Mississippi are also the famous “Twin Cities” (twin cities) Minneapolis and Saint Paul which are surrounded by around 938 lakes. The former is the larger city and the latter is the capital of the state. Several large, internationally active companies are based in the “Twins”. These include 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing), Northwest Airlines, and Cray Computers. The largest mall in the United States, the Mall of America, is located in Bloomington, a suburb of the Twin Cities.

OTHERS

Located in the heart of Minnesota, Agram (Morrison County) takes its name from the Croatian capital Zagreb (named after the old German name).

Minnesota Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 87 counties in the state of Minnesota.

  1. Aitkin County (County Seat: Aitkin)
  2. Anoka County (County Seat: Anoka)
  3. Becker County (County Seat: Detroit Lakes)
  4. Beltrami County (County Seat: Bemidji)
  5. Benton County (County Seat: Foley)
  6. Big Stone County (County Seat: Ortonville)
  7. Blue Earth County (County Seat: Mankato)
  8. Brown County (County Seat: New Ulm)
  9. Carlton County (County Seat: Carlton)
  10. Carver County (County Seat: Chaska)
  11. Cass County (County Seat: Walker)
  12. Chippewa County (County Seat: Montevideo)
  13. Chisago County (County Seat: Center City)
  14. Clay County (County Seat: Moorhead)
  15. Clearwater County (County Seat: Bagley)
  16. Cook County (County Seat: Grand Marais)
  17. Cottonwood County (County Seat: Windom)
  18. Crow Wing County (County Seat: Brainerd)
  19. Dakota County (County Seat: Hastings)
  20. Dodge County (County Seat: Mantorville)
  21. Douglas County (County Seat: Alexandria)
  22. Faribault County (County Seat: Blue Earth)
  23. Fillmore County (County Seat: Preston)
  24. Freeborn County (County Seat: Albert Lea)
  25. Goodhue County (County Seat: Red Wing)
  26. Grant County (County Seat: Elbow Lake)
  27. Hennepin County (County Seat: Minneapolis)
  28. Houston County (County Seat: Caledonia)
  29. Hubbard County (County Seat: Park Rapids)
  30. Isanti County (County Seat: Cambridge)
  31. Itasca County (County Seat: Grand Rapids)
  32. Jackson County (County Seat: Jackson)
  33. Kanabec County (County Seat: Mora)
  34. Kandiyohi County (County Seat: Willmar)
  35. Kittson County (County Seat: Hallock)
  36. Koochiching County (County Seat: International Falls)
  37. Lac qui Parle County (County Seat: Madison)
  38. Lake County (County Seat: Two Harbors)
  39. Lake of the Woods County (County Seat: Baudette)
  40. Le Sueur County (County Seat: Le Center)
  41. Lincoln County (County Seat: Ivanhoe)
  42. Lyon County (County Seat: Marshall)
  43. McLeod County (County Seat: Glencoe)
  44. Mahnomen County (County Seat: Mahnomen)
  45. Marshall County (County Seat: Warren)
  46. Martin County (County Seat: Fairmont)
  47. Meeker County (County Seat: Litchfield)
  48. Mille Lacs County (County Seat: Milaca)
  49. Morrison County (County Seat: Little Falls)
  50. Mower County (County Seat: Austin)
  51. Murray County (County Seat: Slayton)
  52. Nicollet County (County Seat: St. Peter)
  53. Nobles County (County Seat: Worthington)
  54. Norman County (County Seat: Ada)
  55. Olmsted County (County Seat: Rochester)
  56. Otter Tail County (County Seat: Fergus Falls)
  57. Pennington County (County Seat: Thief River Falls)
  58. Pine County (County Seat: Pine City)
  59. Pipestone County (County Seat: Pipestone)
  60. Polk County (County Seat: Crookston)
  61. Pope County (County Seat: Glenwood)
  62. Ramsey County (County Seat: St. Paul)
  63. Red Lake County (County Seat: Red Lake Falls)
  64. Redwood County (County Seat: Redwood Falls)
  65. Renville County (County Seat: Olivia)
  66. Rice County (County Seat: Faribault)
  67. Rock County (County Seat: Luverne)
  68. Roseau County (County Seat: Roseau)
  69. St. Louis County (County Seat: Duluth)
  70. Scott County (County Seat: Shakopee)
  71. Sherburne County (County Seat: Elk River)
  72. Sibley County (County Seat: Gaylord)
  73. Stearns County (County Seat: St. Cloud)
  74. Steele County (County Seat: Owatonna)
  75. Stevens County (County Seat: Morris)
  76. Swift County (County Seat: Benson)
  77. Todd County (County Seat: Long Prairie)
  78. Traverse County (County Seat: Wheaton)
  79. Wabasha County (County Seat: Wabasha)
  80. Wadena County (County Seat: Wadena)
  81. Waseca County (County Seat: Waseca)
  82. Washington County (County Seat: Stillwater)
  83. Watonwan County (County Seat: St. James)
  84. Wilkin County (County Seat: Breckenridge)
  85. Winona County (County Seat: Winona)
  86. Wright County (County Seat: Buffalo)
  87. Yellow Medicine County (County Seat: Granite Falls)

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